White Wine

Feb 092015
Gundlach Bundschu Chardonnay 2012, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, CA, $27 (S) – Rating 91

Gundlach Bundschu Chardonnay 2012A rather balanced Chardonnay offering a plush mouth-feel while retaining juicy acidity. A bouquet of pear, stone fruit, red apple and baking spice. Full flavors of pear, citrus, Meyer lemon along with tropical notes and stony minerality. Stone fruit and spice with just a hint of fruity sweetness in the long finish. Buy This Wine


Feb 052015
Davis Bynum Sauvignon Blanc Virginia’s Block 2013, Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley, $25 (S) – Rating 91

Davis Bynum Sauvignon Blanc Virginia's Block 2013For those who want flavors other than New Zealand grapefruit in a Sauvignon Blanc, this wine is right up your alley. A bouquet  of ripe pineapple, tropicals, cream, spice and minerality. Aged predominately in neutral oak, the wine has a round mouth-feel while maintaining crisp acidity. Flavors of creamy citrus, honeydew melon, pineapple, vanilla and tropicals. Subtle ripe pineapple on the long finish. Buy This Wine

Feb 032015
Romililly Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2012, Russian River Valley, CA, $32 (S) – Rating 90

Romililly Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2012For those who enjoy the flavors “traditional” California Chardonnay in a crisper style, this one is a winner. Bouquet of caramel apple, creme and baking spice. Lush and creamy on the palate balanced acidity. Interesting flavor transition from red apple on the front palate to green apple on the back palate in addition to notes of pineapple, pear, oaky vanilla and caramel with a touch of pie crust. Buy This Wine


Dec 172014
Giordano Piemonte Cortese d.o.c. 2012, Piemonte, Italy, $12 (S) – Rating 91

Giordano Piemonte Cortese d.o.c. 2012A lovely example of this crisp white wine from the Cortese grape, otherwise know as Gavi Di Gavi. The nose offers soft aromas of white peach, pineapple and baking spice. Dances on the palate with juicy acidity. Balanced flavors include ripe pineapple, peach, pear and spice. The long finish is highlighted by notes of pineapple and minerality. Buy This Wine


Dec 112014
J Vineyards Cuvee 20 Brut NV, Russian River Valley, CA, $28 (S) – Rating 90

J Cuvee 20This affordable sparkling wine from J Vineyards is another reason why bubbles should be an every day affair. A crisp nose of lemon, tropicals and yeasty brioche. Bright acidity with a plush mouth-feel gives way to notes of Meyer lemon, tropicals, citrus, pear and flaky croissant. Elegant minerality in the long finish. Buy This Wine